A teen lost his life in a fatal crash on Highway 53 in Dawson County. The accident happened on November 12 and was reported to the authorities at about 6:00 in the evening.
According to the details shared by the Georgia Department of Public Safety, the incident came about at the intersection of Highway 53 and Thompson Road. It involved two vehicles which were identified as a Nissan Skyline and a Honda.
The Nissan Skyline was traveling northbound on Thompson Road when its driver failed to yield to the traffic on Highway 53. This brought the Skyline into a collision with the Honda which crashed into the Skyline.
As per the authorities, the Skyline had two occupants in it at the time of the accident. These included the driver and a minor passenger. The driver was identified as Everett J. Streit, 16, of Cumming. Streit sustained critical injuries in the collision. By the time the first responders reached the scene of the crash, he had already succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident.
The minor passenger traveling in Nissan was also injured but in stable condition. He was transported to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. It is believed that a firefighter with the Dawson County Emergency Services gave CPR to the injured minor.
The Honda involved in the fatal crash on Highway 53 was only transporting the driver at the time. The driver remained largely safe from any major injuries.
Authorities continue to investigate the incident. Georgia State Patrol is leading the investigations. The minor passenger injured in the accident and the driver of the Honda have not been identified by the police. Subsequent investigations by GSP and other local authorities may shed more light on the incident.
If you or your loved one are hurt in a hit and run accident, make sure you call a Georgia car accident attorney right away. You may have a potential claim for damages.